The Atlanta Braves including Matt Kemp rolled into town today to start the three-game Friar home series. It features Kemp in the first return in a Braves uniform, Jhoulys Chacín coming off of a few decent outings, and a Padres team that just took a series against the skidding Tigers. Unfortunately, the Friars couldn’t keep those good time rolling.
Chacín wasn’t half bad. In seven innings he only allowed 2 earned runs on 7 hits, struck out 4, and walked one. That kept the Pads well within striking distance. Wil Myers kept striking, first with a near-home run turned double thanks to an unfortunate bounce off the top of the right field wall. He wouldn’t score after that double but did go 2-for-4 for the night.
Carlos Asuaje had another good night, going 2-for-3 with a walk. And in former-Padre land, Matt Kemp went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and grounded into a double play. There’s Kemp!
Despite the Padres not scoring all game, José Torres didn’t show very good form by allowing a run over his 2 innings of relief. Myers’ home run getting called back was a huge bummer on top of the lack of run support for Torres and Chacin. After review it was pulled back and scored a double, with contradicting rulesets from Petco Park’s ground rules:
Seems to me that "above the padding" would be the top of padded wall bc "beyond the padding" constitutes the cement. But what do I know. pic.twitter.com/4rVsms3kE6— Aileen Burns (@aileenburns) June 28, 2017
7 hits, 0 runs, and 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. A total of 9 Padres left on base all game and a whopping 14 strikeouts. That all adds up to some ugly boring offense, with 3 Friars earning multi-strikeout games.
Look at this not-ugly-and-actually-very-adorable picture of Chase d’Arnaud’s baby to cheer you up:
Welcome to the world, Jagger pic.twitter.com/FiS2dsNGAu— Chase d'Arnaud (@chasedarnaud) June 27, 2017